Enyimba suspends Eguavoen


Nigeria Premier League side, Enyimba international have suspended their Head Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, indefinitely.

According to Farriel Alaputa, the media officer to Enyimba, the decision is an aftermath of the Peoples Elephants’ Federation Cup quarter final exit.

Enyimba were sent packing from the cup competition by National League side, Prime FC, who defeated the two time African Champions 2-0 at the Lekan Salami stadium on Monday.

The management of the Aba team had earlier announced that the players and officials will be placed on half salary due to their ouster before going a step forward to announce the suspension of the coach.

Eguavoen took over at Enyimba following the exit of Coach Okey Emordi who went over to Enugu to take over the helm at Rangers.

Populary referred to as Cerezo, Eguavoen had a successful career as a footballer and has some laurels as a coach also.

In his first spell in2008-09 season with Enyimba, Eguavoen leading them to a 3rd place finish in league and won the Federation Cup.

In June 2010, the Nigeria Football Federation asked Eguavoen to replace Swedish Lars Lagerbäck until he makes up his mind about future plans.

He was brought in as caretaker manager but said that he has no intention of submitting an application to take the role on a permanent basis.


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Eguavoen was also appointed as the Head Coach of the Nigeria national under-23 football team in August 2010. He expected his team would have a qualification for the 2012 London Olympic Games, but they were knocked out in the group stage.

On 5 December 2011, he resigned from his job following the failure to secure the Olympics ticket.



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